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Warm up a January night at the Sing-along

Warm up your January nights and sing out your winter blues.

Come dressed in your favorite Broadway attire and invite your friends and neighbors for a great night of song and gaiety.

This night of show tunes, featuring John Graves at the keyboard, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m Thursday, Jan. 28, at Pagosa Pub Works Brewpub at 185 N. Pagosa Blvd.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and assorted desserts will be provided, along with a cash bar.

Tickets ($15) will be available at Pagosa Pub Works Brewpub, Higher Grounds and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center beginning Jan. 5.

We’ll be singing your favorites, so we hope to see you there! The Pagosa Springs Arts Council sponsors this fund-raiser.

Operation Helmet Liner

The men and women who are overseas fighting for our safety and freedom need our help.

To keep our troops warm during the cold winter days and nights, they need helmet liners and neck gators.

Whether you knit or crochet, you can participate in this important community service for our troops. Pagosa Springs Arts Council board member Carol Schneider will be leading this operation. Please join her from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 12, at the Eagle Mountain Mercantile to begin the project.

The group will decide at its first meeting what days and times to meet until they complete the project.

The meetings and patterns are free. The supply list and supplies are available at Eagle Mountain Mercantile, which has graciously offered the space in which to work and will pay to send the helmet liners to our troops.

Let’s show that Pagosa Springs cares about our fighting troops and appreciates the sacrifices these men and women are making for our freedom.

For more information, call Eagle Mountain Mercantile at 731-9900.

Plein Air Painters

This fun group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at a predetermined location. Painters who work in any media are welcome. This group offers a wonderful opportunity for artists and art enthusiasts alike to share tips, ideas and resources.  If the weather is nice, the group paints outdoors. If the weather is bad, the group paints in the community center Arts and Crafts Room. Please keep in mind that turpentine-based painting materials cannot be used in the center. Please call Jean Shah 264-0188, if you need more information.

Photo Club

The Pagosa Springs Photo Club meets the second Wednesday of each month during the club year from September through May at 6 p.m. All photography enthusiasts are welcome to attend at no charge for the first meeting. Any and all are invited to join for annual dues of $20 for single individuals and $30 for family membership. For more information, contact club president T.J. Reynolds at or 731-9681.

New members

Our members are our organization’s lifeblood, and we always welcome new and renewed members!

If you would like to join the Pagosa Springs Arts Council, mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to PSAC, P.O. Box 533, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147. You will also need to enclose a check payable to PSAC for the membership rate of your choice.

Membership rates are: Youth — $10; Individual Senior — $20; Individual Regular — $25; Family Senior — $25; Family Regular — $35; Business — $75; Patron — $250; Benefactor — $500, Director — $1,000 and Guarantor — $2,500 and up.